GLSA-200504-21 : RealPlayer, Helix Player: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-21
(RealPlayer, Helix Player: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Piotr Bania has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in
RealPlayer and Helix Player when processing malicious RAM files.

Impact :

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RAM file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050419_player/EN/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-21.xml

Solution :

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/realplayer-10.0.4'
All Helix Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/helixplayer-1.0.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18121 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0755